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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Open-wheel veterans Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia turned more than 100 laps each around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in their respective 2018-spec Chevrolet- and Honda-powered Dallara IR-12s equipped with INDYCAR’s universal aerodynamic bodywork kit during the chassis’ pubic debut.
Afterward, approval of the new car’s “bolder, sleeker look” and performance in […]

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Johnson Jr. Fastest In Funny Car As Countdown Begins
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Tommy Johnson Jr. sprinted into the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday at the ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals _ first race of the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as provisional leaders […]

Sat, 09/17/16 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Fastest In Funny Car As Countdown Begins
Teammates Not A Blessing For DSR Drivers
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – All eight of Don Schumacher Racing’s NHRA teams earned positions in the Countdown to the Championship, but that doesn’t mean it will be DSR against the rest of the field in the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories.
In fact, Top Fuel defending champion and No. 1 seed […]

Sat, 09/17/16 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Teammates Not A Blessing For DSR Drivers
Rain Cancels Qualifying At Chicagoland; Busch On Pole
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Rain on Friday washed out qualifying for Sunday’s Chase-opening race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet. As a result, top-seeded Kyle Busch will start the race from the pole.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has won four races in 2016 and is the defending Sprint Cup champion.
Brad Keselowski, also a four-race winner this year and a former […]

Fri, 09/16/16 – 15:41 | Comments Off on Rain Cancels Qualifying At Chicagoland; Busch On Pole
Edwards Says 2016 Gives Him Best Shot At A Championship
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s a pretty safe bet that Carl Edwards has deep admiration for retired NASCAR driver Mark Martin. Most in the sport do. But it’s an even safer bet that Edwards does not want to inherit Martin’s honorary title of Sprint Cup’s King of the Runners-up. Most don’t.
A championship in this […]

Fri, 09/16/16 – 8:43 | Comments Off on Edwards Says 2016 Gives Him Best Shot At A Championship
Biker Hines May R and D Himself To Another Title
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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His NHRA resume reads five-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion. But Andrew Hines admittedly operates in a completely different role opposite teammate Eddie Krawiec.
“I’m the guinea pig on the crew,” said Hines, winner of three consecutive PSM titles aboard his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. “We always keep Eddie’s […]

Fri, 09/16/16 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Biker Hines May R and D Himself To Another Title
Herrera Wins Big Dirt Race At TMS
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Johnny Herrera went wire-to-wire to capture the American Sprint Car Series Red River Region Sprint Car Championship race Saturday night during the U.S. National Dirt Track Championship at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
 Herrera, of Albuquerque, N.M., started on-pole and led all 25 laps en route to his fifth series victory of the […]

Mon, 09/12/16 – 16:38 | Comments Off on Herrera Wins Big Dirt Race At TMS
Hamlin Wins Chase To The Chase Finale
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Denny Hamlin won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway in an event that set the field for the 2016 Chase playoffs.
The victory came in overtime and in a race that was yellow flagged 16 times.
It was the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s third win of the season and sends him into the Chase, which […]

Sun, 09/11/16 – 7:36 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins Chase To The Chase Finale
Youth Movement Moves Into The 2016 Chase
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Austin Dillon could barely contain his excitement, Chase Elliott talked with reporters then quietly sat down beside his race car on pit road to catch his breath and drink fluids, Chris Buescher calmly dealt with the media bombardment and Kyle Larson assumed a seat on the outer […]

Sun, 09/11/16 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Youth Movement Moves Into The 2016 Chase
Pressure Is On Chase Bubble-Sitters At Richmond
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Pressure is a way of life for those competing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, but in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 it’s different for those already solidified in the Chase versus those still trying to gain a spot in the title run.
Chris Buescher possesses a victory, but […]

Sat, 09/10/16 – 9:02 | Comments Off on Pressure Is On Chase Bubble-Sitters At Richmond
Busch Untouchable In Xfinity Victory At RIR
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Kyle Busch  cruised to victory in Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory came thanks to a quick early pitstop.
Busch entered the pits in fourth place under the first caution of the race after a tap from J.J. Yeley sent Justin Marks spinning into the frontstretch grass on Lap 48.
Busch was first off […]

Sat, 09/10/16 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Busch Untouchable In Xfinity Victory At RIR